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What’s the best way to enjoy Homecoming weekend?

What’s the best way to enjoy Homecoming weekend?

By Aaron Brooks | October 13, 2011

Parker Happ Columnist My roommate and I encountered a less than sociable person while traveling home on Hillcrest last weekend. Some hot mess decided a fence line would be a great place for a drunken nap, despite being in full view of the road. With a...

Guest Column: Don’t drive during Homecoming weekend

By Elliot Echols | October 12, 2011

"Welcome to Fort Knox." Beginning today, our campus and the surrounding community of DeKalb will be welcomed with the strong arm of the law.If this is your first college homecoming, let me first to say I am sorry for what you are about to encounter. Sadly,...

Members of Campus Activities Board hand out Homecoming 2011
T-shirts, footballs and thundersticks during Mondays pep rally in
the MLK Commons.

CAB spreads the word about homecoming in Monday pep rally

By Matt Liparota | October 10, 2011

Campus Activities Board (CAB) set up shop in the MLK Commons Monday afternoon to let everyone know that homecoming week is here. From noon to 3 p.m., members of CAB, accompanied by members of the homecoming court, handed out T-shirts, mini-footballs and...

Pick up your ticket, head to Huskie Stadium

By Jimmy Johnson | October 9, 2011

Homecoming.Ah, what is there to say about this upcoming weekend of limitless fun?Loads and loads of festivities.NIU students, past and present, downing charred food, all while washing it down with their beloved drink of choice.Well, NIU. Call me selfish,...

Local hotels expect more guests

By Thomas Verschelde | October 9, 2011

Local hotels expect more guests during homecoming week and weekend. "Everybody is sold out during homecoming weekend," said Vicky Torres, general manager of Best Western DeKalb Inn and Suites, 1212 W. Lincoln Highway. "We love homecoming weekend." Tina...

Homecoming week should try new things

By Matt Liparota | October 9, 2011

There's something to be said about tradition.During Homecoming week every year, the campus bursts with energy. Right around the time we start to break down under the relentless weight of papers, tests and group projects is a week-long celebration, filled...

DeKalb businesses offer specials, activities for students

By Courtney Schmitt | October 9, 2011

As students begin their Homecoming celebration there are many places and activities for students to check out within the DeKalb area. Star Worlds Arcade Star Worlds Arcade, 1234 E. Lincoln Highway , offers their customers a classic gaming experience....

Homecoming elections begin 9 a.m. Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2011

Students have an opportunity to crown royalty this week.Homecoming elections are Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at polling places across campus, including the Holmes Student Center.Candidates for Homecoming queen are: Elizabeth Elie, Lauren Gress, Jasmine...

Homecoming week is here again

By Hailey Kurth | October 9, 2011

It's that time of year again; this week is Homecoming week. NIU's annual homecoming week kicked off with a powder-puff football game in Central Park Sunday. "I'm so excited for homecoming; it's such a fun week," said Amanda Kalkstein, senior English...

The Alpha Phi Omega co-ed fraternity PowderPuff football team
defeated S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Sunday night.

Alpha Phi Omega wins powder-puff tournament

By Andrea Azzo | October 9, 2011

Girls can play rough, too; twelve teams from sororities and student organizations participated in a powder-puff football competition Sunday. Campus Activities Board (CAB) sponsored the all-day event, which kicked off homecoming week at Central Park. Guadalupe...

NIU provides ‘healthy, fun activity’ with Homecoming 5k Run/Walk

By Hailey Kurth | October 5, 2011

Those looking to get a little active during homecoming celebrations have the opportunity to participate in NIU's Homecoming 5K Run/Walk.The event is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Oct. 15."We're trying to provide a healthy, fun activity in the early morning...

Freshman Survival Survival Guide

Freshman Survival Survival Guide

By Taurean Small | August 21, 2011

Congratulations: you're officially a freshman again. While it sucks starting over at the bottom of the totem pole, you should at least feel relieved knowing you are approaching the finish line of your educational career. Adjusting to college might be...